drift apart

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Verb1.drift apart - lose personal contact over time; "The two women, who had been roommates in college, drifted apart after they got married"
alienate, disaffect, estrange, alien - arouse hostility or indifference in where there had formerly been love, affection, or friendliness; "She alienated her friends when she became fanatically religious"
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[Speaking very slowly.] That our lives may drift apart.
Families have differences and can sadly drift apart but we should never forget that we are part of one another.
Without attention and care, marriages wither and couples slowly and quietly drift apart or are often torn apart by hurtful actions.
Maybe you will drift apart - it's totally natural to drift apart from some people as life takes you down different paths - but there's also a chance you can work it out with a bit of honesty.
The Cry BBC1, 9pm As the intriguing drama draws to a close, Joanna (Jenna Coleman) and Alistair (Ewen Leslie) drift apart as they rebuild their lives.
Responding to a question, the Ambassador said that nearly half of the Afghanistan is unstable which was source of concern for Pakistan, Central Asia and China, and it was not in the interest of either Pakistan or the US to drift apart at this point in time, he added.
That's the point we want to make because, I think if we move in that direction both countries will drift apart and I do not think that it is in the interest of either state to drift apart.
In this haunting confessional, readers can feel the intense love that Nell feels for her sister and the slow build of loss as the two drift apart. The narrative captures the intense emotions of the teenage years as well as Nell's longing.
THE romance between Prince Harry and Cressida Bonas appears to be on the rocks as the couple "drift apart".
However, one has to take into account loyal allies who could drift apart and that could mean a reduction of five to 25 seats." However, unlike the JD( U), the Sena has not threatened to walk out on ally BJP and has, in fact, slammed Nitish for opposing Modi's candidature just for the sake of Muslim votes.
Giant hot rocks spout out from the deep mantle, which in the long run softens the tectonic plates from below, forcing the plates to drift apart from the hotspots.
The 44-year-old actor said that before his wedding, Furness told him that it was vital that they saw each other regularly, so they wouldn't drift apart and live separate lives.